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Costly Error Dooms'Dads

A well-pitched and tightly contested rubber match between the Hickory Crawdads and Rome Braves ended up being decided by an error, as a two-run miscue in the fifth proved to be the difference in the Full Story

Virginia Eliminates Elon In Regional Final

A great run that began in the Southern Conference Championship ended in the final round of the NCAA Charlottesville Regional as the Elon baseball squad saw its season come to an end with an 11-3 Full Story

Milligan softball signs Watauga's Robinson

The Milligan College softball team has announced the addition of Watauga High School standout Kimberly Robinson to the 2013-14 signing class. Head Coach Wes Holly made the announcement on May 17. Full Story

Drummonds Qualifies For Nationals

Taylor Drummonds continued her successful pace in the pole vault by finishing first on Saturday at the Champions Tune Up at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville, N.C. Drummonds, a senior at Watauga High, won the pole vault on Saturday by clearing the ball with an effort off 11-feet, six inches, tying her personal Full Story

UPDATED: Pudney Named All-NW3A/4A

Watauga High senior Riley Pudney was the only Pioneers on the 2013 Northwestern 3A/4A All-Conference Team. The Pioneers (6-12 overall; 2-10 NW3A/4A), who struggled this season, finished in sixth place and missed the state playoffs for the first time since 2009.

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The 2012-13 high school sports season officially came to an end on Saturday. Here is a rundown concerning those results.... Full Story

Elon Falls to No.6 Virginia

Spencer Medick allowed just two runs on nine hits in a complete-game effort against sixth-ranked Virginia, but the Elon Phoenix fell to the Cavaliers by a 2-0 margin in the winner's bracket of the NCAA Charlottesville Regional on Saturday night in front of a raucous crowd of 4,434. Full Story

Gallo's Two-Run Blast Carries 'Dads To Victory

The Hickory Crawdads were one out away from losing their fourth straight game by one run Saturday night, before an already back-and-forth affair escalated into an extra-innings showdown. The 'Dads rallied for the lead in the top of the ninth, lost it in the bottom of the frame before finally prevailing with two-runs in the 10th Full Story

Blackhawks Win First State Title

Courtney Lackey of West Wilkes fired a two-hitter to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over Robersonville South Creek in the third and decisive game Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex. Full Story


Mia Blochaviak had three hits and Alexander Central scored in all but one inning en route to a convincing 10-2 decision over Wake Forest-Rolesville on Saturday to sweep the best-of-three  North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex. Full Story

Elon Tops UNCW In Regional Opener

Elon used a five-run, two-out rally in the top of the sixth inning to highlight a 10-7 victory over UNCW in game two of the 2013 NCAA Charlottesville Regional before 3,243 fans at Virginia's Davenport Field.

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Frye Regional Offers CPR Training To Crawdads

This spring Frye Regional Medical Center provided Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for the Crawdads baseball support staff, instructing them in the use of traditional as well as compression only CPR.

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Cougars One Win Away From State Title

Alexander Central blew open a close game with four runs in the seventh to capture a 10-5 victory over Wake Forest-Rolesville on Friday night in the first game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.   Full Story

Rome Rallies By 'Dads For 6-5 Win

It was a new night but a vaguely familiar script for the Hickory Crawdads Friday, as the 'Dads rallied in the middle innings to take a lead only to watch it slip through the bullpen's fingers resulting in a 6-5 loss at State Mutual Stadium. Full Story

Jones Named N.C. Gatorade Player Of Year

In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, has announced Ryder Jones of Watauga High School in Boone, N.C., as its 2012-13 Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year. Full Story

SoCon Extends Agreement With Asheville For Basketball Tournament

The Southern Conference completed its 2013 Spring Meetings on Friday (May 31).  The four-day meetings were attended by institutional Presidents, Athletic

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Rua, Brinson Homer In Slugfest Loss

The Hickory Crawdads arrived in Rome, GA and found themselves thrown into the middle of a slugfest Thursday night. A back and forth contest that saw both teams lead by at least three runs ended with Full Story

ETSU, Mercer, VMI Invited To Join SoCon

East Tennessee State University, Mercer University and the Virginia Military Institute have been extended invitations to join the Southern Conference

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LMC Cross Country Announces 2013 Schedule

The Lees-McRae College men's and women's cross country teams will run a competitive meet calendar this fall, competing in three NCAA Division I events

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